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Old 08-04-2017, 03:25 PM
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Also wtf is a horsehair plant
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:48 PM
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The strange thing about the Super Mario Bros. manual is that it's actually relatively faithful to the original. Most of the weird things aren't translation/localization quirks, they're all there in the Japanese original.

According to that Legends of Localization page, even the horsehair plants are meant to reference a real plant.
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:54 PM
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Unless you're telling me that the sewers of 1-2 and similar levels were just a tunnel-shaped pile of toads at one point
man, holy crap, does that make 2-1 the first mass unmarked grave in a videogame
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:57 PM
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man, holy crap, does that make 2-1 the first mass unmarked grave in a videogame
No, predated by the ET landfill in New Mexico.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:19 PM
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#29 Mouser
First Appearance: Super Mario Bros. 2 1988
174 points, 8 nominations



Mouser is a cool rat who lives in your dreams and throws bombs. [...] Why no love for a hip 90's mouse that raps and tells kids safety tips presumably?
Hmmm... At what point did 80's radicalness become 90's attempts at "hip"? Because I think Mouser could go either way there. (Except for the booties - neither radical nor hip.)

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don't forget your gloves.
Bombs are dangerous,
so no gloves, no love.
BOOM.
I think those are mittens.

No mitten, no ...uh... kitten?

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No, predated by the ET landfill in New Mexico.
In not of, Destil.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:12 PM
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Mouser and Wart would be pretty great kart racers if they still need more kart racers.
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Old 08-05-2017, 02:25 AM
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Mouser and Wart would be pretty great kart racers if they still need more kart racers.
They're certainly better choices than Oops All Babies
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Old 08-05-2017, 06:38 AM
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According to that Legends of Localization page, even the horsehair plants are meant to reference a real plant.

(hopefully that image shows up)


Anyway, been on the road, catching up on several pages. I voted for:
The Angry Sun - just another one of those great WTF?? moments in Mario 3.
Tatanga... at number 2 apparently? Who knows why I voted him that high, but he's a cute spaceman in a cool rocketship so yeah.
Mouser - shades and bombs, obviously super rad.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:58 PM
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(hopefully that image shows up)
Yeah, I do see the resemblance now. Gigantic horsetail shoots with a simplified NES palette, basically.

Who knows what happens when you turn a Toad into one of those?
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:10 AM
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#27 (tie) Princess Daisy
First Appearance: Super Mario Land 1989
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So when they made Mario Land they were doing everything a little bit different. Different alien, different levels, the koopas are bombs, etc. So you need a different princess too. This one's a brunette! And wears yellow! And lucky thing she was conceptualized because when they needed more lady characters to fill out the various sports, kart, and party rosters why there she was all like "Hi!"

There's not much else to Daisy. Please tell me there is a rich comic lore to dig into here because otherwise I'm at a loss.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:10 AM
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#27 (tie) Ludwig von Koopa
First Appearance: Super Mario Bros. 3 1988
186 points, 8 nominations


The most eccentric of the Koopa Kids, Ludwig is "the Conceited One." Apparently he's the Koopalings leader? That's news to me. Y'all like him a bunch but gosh I hate his stupid one tooth. Catchy name though. "von Koopa" means "from Koopa." Ludwig is named after Mozart.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:11 AM
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Daisy tied with herself?

Wow, girl really wants everyone to know who she is.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:14 AM
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No one knows what you're talking about you addle-brained octopus
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:22 AM
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Bonus:#130 Shake Hands Dog
First Appearance: WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$! 2003
32 points, 1 nomination



As we learned from Undo Dog, the best Mario characters are canine in nature. He we have another prime example. Shake Hands Dog is the dog in the WarioWare game "Shake!" where you must line up a dog's paw with a human hand to perform the purest and most sublime of doggy tricks. Shake Hands Dog is a collie sorry for the bad picture. But here's the thing, all dogs can shake hands. Don't be breedist.
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:15 AM
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Ludwig is the best koopaling because he has wild blue hair. I would also assume that he is adept at opening cans. TRUFAX

(As a kid he was always my favourite because I considered him to be the nerdy one. I essentially viewed him as the Donatello of the group. I have no idea where or how I formed this image of him.)

Also, that is a good doggo, a good doggo vote, and a good doggo drawing.

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No one knows what you're talking about you addle-brained octopus
We can infer, Lord of Lies.

My head-canon is that the two Daises had a long conversation consisting of them parroting "Hi, I'm Daisy!" at each other with an increasingly heavy air of menace despite no change in inflection.
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:38 AM
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Ludwig is the best koopaling because he has wild blue hair. I would also assume that he is adept at opening cans. TRUFAX

(As a kid he was always my favourite because I considered him to be the nerdy one. I essentially viewed him as the Donatello of the group. I have no idea where or how I formed this image of him.)
Because his name is Ludwig and that is a name a nerd would have.
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Old 08-06-2017, 02:13 PM
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[B] Shake Hands Dog is a collie sorry for the bad picture.
Man, all the other art was doing so good, but now it's in the gutter with this pseudo-dog.
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Old 08-06-2017, 02:28 PM
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Most I can figure is that Sarasaland has much more robust defenses since only Tatanga has attacked it. Also going by the Daisy themed stages in Mario Kart, I'm guessing seaside tourism is a major part of the economy.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:29 PM
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Most I can figure is that Sarasaland has much more robust defenses since only Tatanga has attacked it.
Or maybe Bowser just prefers blondes.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:47 PM
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Redhead Peach says otherwise.

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Old 08-06-2017, 09:08 PM
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Daisy seems to appreciate Luigi. It's nice to know that out there, there is one person who actually likes that guy
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:06 AM
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This post is insane because EVERYBODY likes Luigi.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:00 AM
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This post is insane because EVERYBODY likes Luigi.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:09 AM
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:26 AM
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Ludwig is cool because he's the only Koopaling in Super Mario World that has a unique attack pattern.

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OH! OH! DAISY
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:09 AM
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I voted for Daisy, but now I'm upset I neglected to vote for a lot of my good WarioWare friends like Shake Hands Dog and People Who What Keep The Watermelon From Falling Off The Screen By Letting It Collide With Their Fragile Bodies and Fronk
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:01 PM
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#26 Pauline
First Appearance: Donkey Kong 1981
193 points, 9 nominations



Mario's first girlfriend, until recently Pauline was famous for being carried by an ape. But then Mario dumped her for a princess and she found career success not only in entertainment but politics as well. Would Pauline have made the list if not for her recent hit number one single? I suspect not but who knows you people voted for a sign.

If Tumblr is to be believed Pauline and Peach got married and everyone was happy forever.
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:05 PM
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#25 Raphael the Raven
First Appearance: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 1995
199 points, 10 nominations



Yoshi's Island has got a lot of good and right boss fights. But the most good and right is the one where the boss doesn't do anything at all. Ralph just kinda hangs out cool but rude on the moon and you run around and touch him with your butt. But the presentation does wonders. Ralph's cool but rude stare and the stary sky and the patchwork moon all come together to create the iconic YI scene.
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:07 PM
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There was a meme picture here years ago involving Raphael that said "something moon something something do not blame the raven" and it was great but damned if I can find it.

Anyways I voted for him because he's one of the greatest boss battles ever.
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:12 PM
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#24 Kamek
First Appearance: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 1995
202 points, 9 nominations



Speaking of Yoshi's Island bosses, here's Kamek, the guy what make bosses big. Magikoopas debuted in World, but Kamek was a unique one to gain the spotlight in YI. Since then he's been in dozens of games as Bowser's put upon first lieutenant. But we'll never forget his first appearance, mostly because Nintendo was never able to satisfactorily replicate his get big spell.

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